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Original title Libertador
Country of production Spain
original language Spanish
Publishing year 2013
length 119 minutes
Director Alberto Arvelo
script Timothy J. Sexton
production Ana Löhnert ,
Winfried Hammacher
music Gustavo Dudamel
camera Xavi Giménez
cut Tariq Anwar

Libertador ( Spanish Liberator ) is a Spanish - Venezuelan period film from 2013. It tells the life of Simón Bolívar and had its premiere in 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival .


Simón Bolívar enjoyed a fulfilled childhood on his parents' cocoa plantation in Venezuela towards the end of the 18th century. After the death of his parents in 1799, Bolívar moved to Spain, where he encountered the ideals of the French Revolution . When he returned to Venezuela in 1807, he found that his homeland had developed a national consciousness that led to an independence movement. Bolívar decides to serve his people as an independence fighter and joins a resistance junta in Caracas. In 1810 Venezuela finally declared itself independent and became its own state. But the fight has only just begun for Simón Bolívar.


Filming took place in Spain and Venezuela , although the film's story takes place in at least seven countries. The film is a co-production by Producciones Insurgentes (Venezuela) and San Mateo Films (Spain) with the support of WMG Film GmbH (Germany) and Silver Screen Inc (USA). The budget was estimated at $ 50 million.

The film premiered on September 5, 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival . The regular theatrical release was on October 3, 2013, in Venezuela the film was released on July 24, 2014.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Libertador. In: Retrieved July 31, 2014 .
  2. ^ The Liberator. In: Cohen Media Group. Retrieved July 31, 2014 .